"Once our eyes are opened, we cannot pretend we don't know what to do. God, who weighs our hearts and keeps our souls, knows that we know, and holds us responsible to act." Proverbs 24:12

“There are no strangers here; Only friends you haven’t yet met.”- William Butler Yeats

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

The first time ever I held you.

This is a short video clip of the first time I held our sweet baby girl. This was after over and hour of coaxing and trying make her feel comfortable.

You can watch it by clicking HERE.



Janette said...

It will not open for me :(

Charlotte said...

It opens now ! It is so special ! Thanks for sharing !


Janette said...

Yes, it works now. Bless her little heart.

Becky said...

Bless her sweet gorgeous heart. And yours, too, O.
Love love love!

Denna said...

Bless her heart, and yours to. At one point of the video you looked up at the camera with the saddest look. I hope and pray the rest of the trip is great with lots of bonding time. She is a Cutie.

Samantha said...

She is beautiful! This means she will attach which is wonderful! I am crying for you what a wonderful miracle! I hope she is calmer now.

Amy said...

I remember your e-mail being so wonderfully comforting when I was in China being actively rejected by our new daughter! That feeling of having your heart torn in two is so fresh in my memory - crying for everything she is losing, for everything she can't yet realize that she is gaining. Spending days with a child that wouldn't hold my hand, spending nights with a child who was grieving hard. Wishing she would open up just that little bit to let me in. (I've since decided that Mommies with BIG LOVE need bigger openings to let them into their new babies' hearts, so it takes them a little longer!) Since my Mommyzilla days didn't last long, I'm sure yours will be over before you know it. Now Eleanor clamors for that love and attention I wanted to give her so much in China. I'm just so glad that our Hefei girls were loved enough to miss their orphanage caretakers and foster parents; I know it's ultimately helped Eleanor know how to love at all, and we're so grateful for that! :) I can't wait to see Anna Grace's smiles as she realizes that her forever family is with her for good! Peace and rest and cheer and love to you all.

geminirn said...

AWWWW!BLESS HER LITTLE HEART....it will all work.Keeping you all in my prays.

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